Nine Ships Tasked to Search for Flight MH370 Traces

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: MH370 April 2, 2014 View post tag: search View post tag: Flight Back to overview,Home naval-today Nine Ships Tasked to Search for Flight MH370 Traces The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has determined a search area of about 221,000 square kilometres,1504 kilometres North West of Perth.Nine military planes will assist in the search, while one civil jet will provide a communications relay. The first aircraft departed for the search area at 6am WST.Nine ships have been tasked to search.The weather forecast for today’s search is for marginal conditions, with areas of broken cloud, sea fog and isolated thunderstorms, reducing visibility, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) wrote in a release today.[mappress]Press Release, April 2, 2014, Image: JACC MAP SHOWING SEARCH AREA FOR APRIL 2Up to ten planes and nine ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Traces Nine Ships Tasked to Search for Flight MH370 Traces Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: NINE View post tag: Tasked View post tag: Defense View post tag: shipslast_img read more

Press release: New information on rare River Severn fish population

first_img Plus the work to help the shad will open up the river for all fish species, so helping the shad will help everything else for the benefit of wildlife, residents, tourists and anglers. Historically the allis shad were even more prized as a food fish and would certainly have been an important component of the catch prior to the navigation weirs being built. This is the first photographic proof that a tiny run of these fish still hold on in the Severn, which is really exciting and means that the natural restoration of this species is also likely to occur if we are able to provide fish passage solutions at the weirs further up the river. We had no idea how many shad we’d find – we thought a few thousand, but in fact results suggest we could have as many as 15,000 in the lower reaches of the river. This shows great promise that by unlocking the river there’s scope for a really thriving population. Using different techniques to monitor the twaite shadIn order to learn more about the remaining small population of shad, particularly the conditions they need to prosper, volunteers and staff from the Severn Rivers Trust, Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust spent many hours watching and counting twaite shad swimming over Upper Lode weir during April, May and June.In addition, a suite of remote monitoring techniques enabled monitoring all day, every day. This included cameras, counter plates triggered when a shad passed upstream and even the use of an acoustic beam giving an image similar to the ultrasound you get of a baby in the womb.As well as the count of the shad, the monitoring team and its contractors made the first known underwater film of shad on the Severn as they migrated upstream and the first images of the shad’s spectacular spawning behaviour, which is like a whirling dancing with rigorous splashing seen just before dark.Acoustic tracking tags fixed to 25 shad (another first for the UK, under licence from the Home Office) showed how they migrate up the river, what habitats they use, and how barriers delay them. This is all crucial information in understanding how to create the best access routes for the fish.An suite of underwater camera equipment was installed at the spawning sites to understand this behaviour.The allis shadIn addition to the twaite shad, the monitoring also recorded the rarer allis shad.Charles explained:center_img Monitoring work during the spring and summer of 2017 which used some of the latest technology, found that around 15,000 shad can make it above Upper Lode weir on the River Severn, near Tewkesbury before being halted by Diglis Weir in Worcester. These monitoring results are significant because they indicate the current levels of twaite shad in the river which once supported millions of this species.Research part of a major project on the River SevernThe research was conducted by the Severn Rivers Trust, Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust as part of the multi-million pound Unlocking the Severn project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and EU Life. The information gathered will be vital for the project which aims to restore the shad’s access to 155 miles of the River Severn, north of Worcester, by providing fish passage solutions at a series of weirs that currently the fish cannot swim over or around.Environment Agency Fisheries Monitoring Specialist, Charles Crundwell said: More information about the Unlocking the Severn project is available online. You can also follow the project on twitter.last_img read more

News story: Applying for the 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards

first_imgWe will publish 2018 application guidance ahead of the round opening. In some cases, consultants will be renewing out of the usual cycle. Awards are reviewed earlier if there is a change in job or a significant change in job plan. The 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round will open on Tuesday 13 February and close at 5pm on Thursday 12 April.ACCEA will accept applications for new national awards and from those due to renew their award in 2018. Consultants will need to put in a renewal application if: Please check that your contact details are up to date on our online system to make sure you receive reminder emails about your renewal and other communications from ACCEA. they received their current award in the 2014 round their award was last renewed in 2013 (awarded in 2009, 2004, 1999)last_img read more

An American in Paris Film Star Leslie Caron Takes a Bow on Broadway

first_imgLeslie Caron, who originated the role of Lise Bouvier opposite Gene Kelly’s Jerry Mulligan in the 1951 Oscar-winning film An American in Paris, took in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical version of the story on January 12. After the performance, stars Robert Fairchild (who plays Jerry) and Leanne Cope (who plays Lise) invited Caron to the stage at the Palace Theatre for a sweet tribute. See their emotional reaction as they offered the French actress some beautiful roses as well as their undying adoration.  View Commentslast_img read more

Chinese Embassy Proud to Help Dominica Amidst “Western Media Hype”

first_imgBusinessCommentaryCoronavirusInternationalLettersLifestyleLocalNewsPolitics Chinese Embassy Proud to Help Dominica Amidst “Western Media Hype” by: – April 16, 2020 China Is Proud of Being Able toHelp Dominica’s Social and Economic Development Press Release by Chinese EmbassyAmid the recent global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, some developing countries are going through economic hardships. There has been some hypes from western media surrounding China’s foreign aid and loan policies, claiming that China’s assistance is likely to hurt the dignity and the economic well-being of recipient countries, and loans by China will push them into debt crisis. On the contrary, anyone can find countless facts in many developing countries proving China’s assistance and loans are playing an irreplaceable role in the social and economic development of local communities.China is the world’s largest developing country that takes its share of responsibilities. Upholding the vision of common development, China integrates its own interests with those of other countries, providing assistance to the best of its ability to other developing countries. In particular, China spares no effort in helping the least developed countries and small island developing states build up their self-development capacity and improve people’s livelihood. In conducting international cooperation, China has always played a proactive and constructive role.When providing foreign assistance, China adheres to the principles of not imposing any political conditions, not interfering in the internal affairs of the recipient countries and fully respecting their right to independently choosing their own paths and models of development. The basic principles China upholds in providing foreign assistance are mutual respect, equality, keeping promise, mutual benefits and win-win.Over the past 16 years of China-Dominica diplomatic relations, China has offered Dominica large sums of grants and a handful of loan projects, helping Dominica improve its infrastructure and people’s livelihood and achieve economic modernization.The construction of the Windsor Park Stadium provides Dominica a venue for holding top level cricket games, as well as for big occasions such as Creole Music Festival and Independence Day celebrations. The Newtown Primary School offers local communities a safe, comfortable and modernized teaching facility. Roseau Friendship Bridge and Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway provides a fast-track passage connecting the two important cities of Roseau and Portsmouth. The York Valley Bridge project has contributed a great deal to the development of local agriculture and tourism. The ongoing project of China-Dominica Friendship Hospital, which will become a modern hospital equipped with the most sophisticated medical facilities in the Caribbean, is a great boon not only to local people, but also to the development of medical tourism of Dominica. The West Coast Road that is under repair, once completed, will be resilient to the threats of tropical storms. The Dominican officials, professional and technical personnel as well as students who receive training or study in China every year are becoming envoys for the development of China-Dominica relations. Conducted since the establishment of bilateral relations, agricultural cooperation has promoted the modernization level and sustainable development of Dominica’s agricultural sector. As a result, more varieties of fresh produce are available at the market and farmers have seen their income boosted. Chinese medical team have operated many types of minimally invasive surgeries, relieving much of the pain local patients would have suffered during treatment.All above-mentioned projects are Chinese government assistance and grants. The Dominican government didn’t pay any for these projects. Dominica State College, a concessional loan project, which has improved the facilities for higher education in Dominica, helps attract more students from neighboring countries. Loans offered by the Chinese government only account for a very small proportion relative to Dominica’s total foreign debt. The Dominican government has always paid off its debt in a timely manner, displaying its good name as a government.In the globalized world where mankind is facing common challenges, no country will prosper in isolation. China and Dominica are true friends. China is pleased to see the continued social and economic development of Dominica and improvement of its people’s lives. China stands ready to push for cooperation with friendly countries in the world including Dominica, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Amy Gong,Chinese Embassy,Dominica 243 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Arsenal want Ancelotti

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Napoli president tests positive for coronavirus Arsenal is in talks with sacked Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.Ancelotti was shown the door just three hours after the final whistle of Napoli’s 4-0 rout of Champions League opponents Genk. The result sees the Azzurri reach the round of 16.TMW said managerless Arsenal have moved quickly and are this morning in talks with Ancelotti’s minders.The Gunners have offered a two-year contract and are currently discussing financial terms. Negotiations are said to be progressing positively – and swiftly.Indeed, it’s claimed an agreement could be struck soon.Tags: Napolilast_img read more